I have been in a bit of a funk these past few weeks and am finding it hard to pull out of it. Nothing serious just general fatigue. I will not watch or read the news, that is not going to help me at all. I am just tired, I know I sound like a broken record but it is more of the same. Blogging, while I love it, takes up energy to write, post and connect, energy I am missing I am afraid. It will get better, it always does. So if I am missing that is why. Nothing serious, just life. But as you all know there is just so much time and energy in any day and mine seems to be getting used up before I can pop on this computer.
We did get a surprise visit from Mr. 22 and Luna the grand-dog this weekend. Mr. 22's best friends grandmother passed this pass week and he was home from school for the services. Mr. 22 popped in with Luna to go visit with his friend and to attend the service, and we got to grand-dog sit for the night. Bear did much better with Luna this visit. He actually rolled over and licked her face right after this photo. As you can see Bear was very excited to see his big brother. Is there anything better than a bit of big puppy love?
Yesterday was cold, windy and rainy here in Florida. I once again declared it a pajama day for one little boy who is so sweet and cozy in his pj's. We had a TV free day, and for once I did not have a private patient. I made gluten free cookies sweetened with agave. I cleaned up here and there, did some laundry and got a bag of things ready to donate. Little Buddy and I sat at the kitchen table doing games and puzzles and of course Mr/Mrs Potato Head. We watched the boys run around with Luna, playing until they were all exhausted. We had a nice visit with Mr. 22 before he headed back to Orlando. I was happy to see Mr. 26 feeling good, he had been very ill most of the week and even missed work for a few days which is not like him at all. I rested, went to bed early and just tried to be quiet. It is what I need after work, homework with Little Buddy and all the ridiculous things happening out in the real world.
I also had my first finish of the year which tells you something about my funk, usually I am on number two or three by now. This is the Mezzaluna Wrap made with Lion Brand Hand Dyed Heaven. I bought this a while back at my local Joann's store. It is a lovely nylon blend that feels like cotton, but watch out if you steam block you might melt the yarn if your iron is too hot. I used 2 1/2 skeins of this yarn so approximately 450 yards and I size H hook. The border is something I made up on my own. I made my first Mezzaluna way back in 2017, I wanted the border on this one to be different. I plan to wear this more like a scarf.
I taught my good friend Joy how to knit many, many years ago. She is an amazing artist, working mostly with pastels and watercolors. Her work is so beautiful. Knitting just never became her thing so recently she gave me this turquoise yarn when she was cleaning out all her knitting supplies. I passed most of her things onto a friend but kept this yarn to make her something. I tried to make another Mezzaluna yesterday but my brain was not working. I started it over three times before I realized I should be doing something a lot more simple. I started an Elise Shawl which I hope she will like. It is such a simple yet beautiful pattern, one I have made many, many times.
And just in case you were missing Hank here he is. The boys got haircuts last weekend so now they look a little funny. They did not cut the hair on there head, but did so around their eyes so they look odd. Well really Hank is just gorgeous in person but he does not look good in photos for some reason. Last night he was exhausted from playing with Luna, he takes his job as an uncle very seriously.
Wishing you all a good week. I promise to visit when I get my mojo back. This morning I worked on a wonderful young man living with debilitating Lyme's disease, that took a bit out of my energy reserves so I am going to rest the rest of the day. So sorry I have not been visiting. You all mean so much to me and I feel a bit lost without connecting to you. Hopefully I will be back on my game by next weekend. Have a great week.